[Welcome Professor Michelle Alexander, and Host Paul Street] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book. Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the age of Color Blindness Early in her courageous and important book The New Jim Crow: [...]
|By: Paul Street Sunday May 30, 2010 2:00 pm|
|By: Blue Texan Friday April 9, 2010 10:30 am|
Are all Teabaggers racist? Of course not. Are some? Undoubtedly. Now that the obvious is out of the way, there seems to be an awful lot of Teabaggers who have serious issues with race.
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday April 7, 2010 10:30 am|
The interwebs are buzzing today with the news that GOP Gov. Robert McDonnell of Virginia has declared April “Treason in Defense of Slavery” month. But what’s not getting enough attention is the fact that the group that convinced McDonnell to sign the declaration are a bunch of neo-Confederates.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday February 21, 2010 5:30 pm|
There is still enough energy left in the wounded serpent that is the Southern Strategy to lash out in a furious flowering of poison to corrode our moral fiber. The question is whether the corporate interests that back this strategy in order to keep their taxes low (or non-existent) will finally forsake the oncological, selfish model of capitalism for the more civic-minded one that prevails in Europe and elsewhere.
|By: Blue Texan Sunday January 10, 2010 11:30 am|
Yeah, this is pretty rich. Here’s a guy who promised to woo African American voters with fried chicken, refused to criticize Glenn Beck for saying that the president was a “white culture”-hating racist, and who just a few days ago dropped the Native American equivalent of “nigger” on national teevee.
|By: Pam Spaulding Sunday February 24, 2008 2:00 pm|
(Please welcome Randall L. Kennedy to the comments here at the FDL Salon. The author of the controversial best-seller Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word has dared to step on the third rail of race once again with publication of Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal.)
In preparation for the salon, I dutifully pulled out the highlighter to mark off passages of interest in Randall Kennedy’s Sellout: